Basic Principles of Somatic Experiencing

ALSO—a full day version of this training  the day before at Open Door in White River Junction is available to Goddard students at no charge!  
This introductory SE workshop is designed for professionals who work with the effects of trauma including: educators. social workers, mental and medical health professionals, body workers, first responders, clergy, and otherprofessionals in the healing arts. Participants will learn about the basic principles and theory of the SE model as well as more about the SE Professional Training.
RUSSELL IRA JONES is an Advanced Level faculty member of the Somatic Experiencing Trauma Institute and the Brazilian Trauma Association. He teaches SE internationally in North and South America, Europe, and Japan.  Together with Lael Keen, also an SE teacher, he operates a training center on the south coast of Brazil and is a founding member of the Brazilian Trauma Association.  Russell has a BA in psychology, is trained in mediation and is a Matrixworks (group dynamics) trainer. He has studied Ki-Aikido, and Shin Shin Toitsu Do, the Japanese art of mind and body coordination, for over 40 years and is an internationally recognized lecturer.  Russell has a private practice in Brazil, and continues to work intensively with trauma, and its effects, and enjoys experimenting with others to expand awareness and perception of boundaries in order to restore the natural self-regulation of our nervous systems.

Important Announcement

The Board of Directors for Goddard College have made the difficult decision to close the college at the end of the 2024 Spring term.  


Current Goddard students will have the opportunity to complete their degrees at the same tuition rate through a teach-out with like-minded institution, Prescott College. Updates and scholarship funds will be available in the coming weeks and months. Information will be posted to

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